But there's more than titillation behind all those views. This is a research-based, fun, accessible talk that focuses on what, for many speakers, would be a difficult topic to get through. Here's how Roach handles one of her more unusual examples, in a talk full of them:
I think the most curious one that I came across was a case report of a woman who had an orgasm every time she brushed her teeth. This was something in the complex sensory-motor action of brushing her teeth was triggering orgasm. And she went to a neurologist who was fascinated. He checked to see if it was something in the toothpaste, but no -- it happened with any brand. They stimulated her gums with a toothpick, to see if that was doing it. No. It was the whole, you know, motion. And the amazing thing to me is that now you would think this woman would like haveexcellent oral hygiene. Sadly she -- this is what it said in the journal paper -- "She believed that she was possessed by demons and switched to mouthwash for her oral care." It's so sad.Here's what you can learn from this often-viewed talk:
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